These Are the X-Men Mutants Who Didn't Make It Into Deadpool

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 9:57AM
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 - 9:57AM
These Are the X-Men Mutants Who Didn't Make It Into Deadpool
One of our favorite jokes in Deadpool was, of course, very meta, and made fun of the fact that the studio "couldn't afford more than two X-Men." As it turns out, that was quite literally the case, as there were several X-Men that were in the first draft of the script but didn't make it into the film for budgetary reasons.

Opening quote
"An earlier draft [of the Deadpool script] had a few characters that didn't end up in the final draft," co-writer Rhett Rheese told Den of Geek. "One was Patch, the bartender at Sister Margaret's."
Closing quote

In Marvel Comics, Patch acquired the church that housed Sister Margaret's School for Wayward Children (which is also seen in the film), and converted it into a bar and haven for mercenaries, which was frequented by the likes of Deadpool, Domino, and T-Ray. But Patch was presumably cut for time, and speedy mutant Cannonball was replaced by Negasonic Teenage Warhead "because [they] liked her name better," while certain other characters were cut for fiscal reasons.

Opening quote
"And then Angel Dust wasn't in that draft, that early draft. There were three subordinate villains to Ajax: one was Sluggo, one was Garrison Kane, and one was a guy named Wire. For budgetary reasons we had to cut all those out."
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After seeing the movie, I'm actually glad they were cut; four villains is unwieldy, and Gina Carano's Angel Dust is a little underused, but is awesome when she's onscreen. In the comics, Sluggo is an invulnerable mutant who trained with Deadpool in the Weapon X program, while Wire is a "Cybersavant" and Garrison Kane, also known as Weapon X, is a cybernetic mutant who was a member of Cable's mercenary team, Six Pack. 

Does this mean that Cable was once on the table for the Deadpool movie? According to Rheese, he wasn't, but he will be in the future:

Opening quote
"We never included Cable. Though, obviously he'd be high on a list of suspects for the sequel, if there is one."
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Now that a sequel is officially confirmed, will we definitely be seeing Cable on the big screen? (Maybe played by Jon Hamm?) According to a new report from Comicbook.com, Cable has been "confirmed" for the sequel, but they haven't cited an official source and it's probably too early for anyone to be sure, even the people who are actually involved. But still, it looks more and more likely we'll see Cable and his Six Pack, especially now that the studio will likely give the sequel a higher budget.

Deadpool comes out on Friday, February 12. Read our spoiler-free review here.
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